Britains first Grand Prix was held at Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit in 1926. The track was built in 1907 and there were many successful world record attempts here. You can still walk on parts of the steep banking of the track. Later, the Hurricane aircraft was built at the Vickers factory on the site.

Vickers Ltd., Brooklands Factory with sports cars going past Surrey History Centre ref. PX/155/26

Vickers Ltd., Brooklands Factory with sports cars going past
Surrey History Centre ref. PX/155/26

Further information

  • Brooklands Museum holds a fascinating collection of objects and archives related to the automotive and aviation history of Brooklands.
  • The motor racing circuit and many other buildings on site are part of a scheduled monument
  • In the 1920s J.G. Parry-Thomas had 38 firsts, 25 seconds and 14 thirds over five years of racing at Brooklands, in addition he broke over 100 class records and held the Land Speed Record in 1926.

 

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